There are reports that the White House is preparing to offer a deal that would only end the Bush tax cuts on incomes above $400,000 while enacting a watered-down estate tax. These measures offer a major tax cut to the rich over what is currently set to take place in 2013 — tomorrow.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) took to the floor just now and denounced this sort of deal:
HARKIN:Ai??Mr. President, I was disturbed to read in The Washington Post this morning that some kind of agreements are being made here. Somehow that democrats have agreed to raise the level of, from $250,000 to $450,000, and that somehow there’s been an agreement reached that we would keep the estate taxes at the $5 million level, at 35%. Mr. President, this is one Democrat that doesn’t agree with that at all.
[…]Ai??Again, if we’re going to have some kind of a deal, the deal must be one that really does favor the middle class, the real middle class, those that are making $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 a year. that’s the real middle class in america. As I see this thing developing, quite frankly, as I’ve said before, no deal is better than a bad deal. and this looks like a very bad deal the way this is shaping up.
President Obama seems hell bent on destroying the Democrats chances for the house in 2014.
More of us would have voted for a third party candidate had not the alternative Romney been such a disaster, but let me tell you people are pissed.
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Senator Harkin has made a fervent plea for a just and fair deal between President Obama, the Democrats and the Republicans. The deal that seems to be developing is neither for the middle class. I agree that no deal is better than a bad deal. Ignoring the real needs of the middle class and poor is unjust and immoral, in my opinion. Senator Harkin is a champion; let’s join him in his impassioned plea and oppose the current deal being negotiated.
Follow senator Harkin’s lead,please.
I agree with the wisdom and practicality of Senator Harkin’s statement and I challange all Democratic Senators and Congressmen to join him for us, the People.
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